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coil springs

what are the best coils springs out there i can buy for my 01' ranger with a fabtec 3" spindle lift on it?
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eibach or camburg
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if they are lift springs then you may have to get new upper arms
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if they are lift springs then you may have to get new upper arms
No you don't. You only need new uppers with spindles. You don't need them with just coils or coil spacers.
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you don't need new uppers with spindles..
if anything you'd need new uppers with coils to correct the camber issues...
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you don't need new uppers with spindles..
if anything you'd need new uppers with coils to correct the camber issues...
No that is wrong. Spindles do not work with the stock uppers. You cannot run stock uppers with aftermarket lift spindles.

You do NOT need new uppers with coils.

I had the lift coil setup for a year. Stock arms, spindles and lift coils. I then changed to lift coils and lift spindles. When I did the spindles I needed to get arms. Cause the stock do not work with lift spindles.

You really wanna argue this?
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Yes, I do want to argue this because you are wrong.
Anything over 2" Coil lift you would need new uppers to correct the alignment issues.. if not, you'll be way out of alignment and you'll destroy your balljoints.

All that spindles do is drop the knuckle, no need for new upper arms.

When I had my lift spindles installed, I ran stock uppers just fine. When I got my mid-travel kit, I needed to replace my upper arms because the alignment was so off due to the longer springs.

Do some searching.
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Yes, I do want to argue this because you are wrong.
Anything over 2" Coil lift you would need new uppers to correct the alignment issues.. if not, you'll be way out of alignment and you'll destroy your balljoints.

All that spindles do is drop the knuckle, no need for new upper arms.

When I had my lift spindles installed, I ran stock uppers just fine. When I got my mid-travel kit, I needed to replace my upper arms because the alignment was so off due to the longer springs.

Do some searching.
Oh OK I guess I am just retarded and I wasn't running 3" lit coils with stock uppers for a year.

Dude how are you going to argue this with me?? I had 3" lift coils for a year. That is all. No alignment issues and no issues with my ball joints. They are fine!!!

Did you even install your own lift? Or did you go by what a shop told you? Maybe you need to search and realize that your wrong.

Do you want me to give you names of more people that have had the coil lift and no uppers? To finally prove to you that you are wrong? Do some research dude and realize that your WRONG!!!!
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why dont you chill the **** out and get off the rag

btw..
i ran the stock uppers and aftermarket spindles just fine for a year.. like i said before.
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why dont you chill the **** out and get off the rag
Way to be mature. Guess we know who lost this battle. And who is right.
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Maybe you need to search and realize that your wrong.

Do you want me to give you names of more people that have had the coil lift and no uppers? To finally prove to you that you are wrong? Do some research dude and realize that your WRONG!!!!
way to be mature.
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way to be mature.
I am the one who is mature. I am telling you that you are wrong and explaining why. You tell me to get off the rag! And I'm immature??
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Maybe your both running those things?
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I will ask this again. Did you do you own lift/work or are you going by what a shop says?
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i did it myself buddy. thanks for asking.
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OK I was just asking cause you said when you had it installed. You really need to rethink what your saying cause you are not right. I am wrong sometimes and I admit when I am. But here I am not and you are. So when I get backed up in a little while you will see that.
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yeah i did it with a bunch of buddies. I don't need to rethink it because i'm not wrong.

I just don't see how you could argue the point when I actually was running the stock uppers with lift spindles.

Lots of people here will also back me up when I say when you run 3" lift coils you need new upper arms.
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OK I am not going to argue with you anymore about the uppers and spindles but you need to realize that I ran 3" lift coils with stock everything else for over a year. And it was fine. Everything was fine.
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okay, i believe you.
just most people would have major alignment issues/balljoint issues
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I know quite a few people running the stock uppers with lift coils and they are fine. It can be done. You need an alignment yes but you don't need uppers.
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2" coils yeah probably
3" is a long shot
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No they are all 3" just like mine.
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problem ive hear with the lift coils and stock arms is that the stock arms arnt built for the abuse and can break.... just my opinion .. but no offence adam but if the 3in lift spindle NEEDED the aftermarket upper a arm then fabtech would sell it with the spindles then instead of the 2.5in lift coils..and Camburg CRS Race Springs are amazing FTW..

JUST MY OPINION NO FLAMES NEEDED...
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hell yeah the camburg coils own dude
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I've toyed with coil suspensions on Lifted and Dropped trucks ( Hmm.. both were from the Rochester area too! ).

Balljoint angles will ALWAYS become an issue when the suspension is pushed up or down.

With what I have seen, in regards to lift coils.. Factory arms WILL work but an upper-cam kit for an alignment will be needed. The arms will need an eccentric cam to move it outward about a half-to-3/4ths of an inch to maintain balljoint correction/angles. You COULD trash your tires ( As I have seen in both examples ) and not run them ( cams ) and run them , I wouldn't advise it though.
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